nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, I have to agree with others rating this beer, it is decent, not great. It does have nutty, pecan flavor, just not one I would seek out for another. It was worth the try, easy drinkable amber.
BOSSbrewer (2254) - Arkansas, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear copper/amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is slightly nutty with some caramel. Slight yeast aroma. Flavor has some nuttiness but not much else. Thin. Drinkable.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a thin head of light tan foam. Nose is malt and caramel. Average creaminess. Taste is mild and of lightly roasted malt, some caramel sweetness and a slightly nutty flavor. Lightly hopped. A decent beer but not outstanding. Pairs well with nuts or pretzels.
gopherfan99 (729) - CROATIA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour (Happy Gnome Beer Dinner) amber with an off white head, sweet taste of malt, nuts, and caramel, light bitter finish, not bad
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite thin like must form this brewery. Easy to drink and nothing too special about this opne. A hint of pecan too.
islay (1359) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Simple, juicy, nutty aroma features a red grape scent. Pours a clear copper/amber with light effervescence and a small amount of beige head. Nice, bright look. Nutty, dry, fruit-juicy flavor that matches the aroma. While there is a nutty quality, it is subtle, and I wouldn’t have known there were any nuts in this beer, let alone that they were pecans specifically, had I not been informed so by the name. Amber ale-like taste. Long, dry, nutty aftertaste. Easy to drink. Light to medium body. Insubstantial in the palate aside from the solid aftertaste but not bad. Overall, this is a simple and unmemorable beer but certainly not an actively offensive one.
fakebeersnob (206) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have drank this many times....and for whatever reason now that I am rating it, I find it just doesn’t hold up. Feels a bit too carbonated. Aroma...beer, I don’t get much of anything from it.. Do not like it cold. Room temperature. Has a bit of a pecan up front, then more of a brown ale. It still is a very easy drinking beer. I just recall liking it a lot more. Maybe trying hundreds of other beers made me realize this was not as special as the first time I had it.
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The flavor starts with a malty bitterness. This gives way to a kind of strange grain funkiness with an earthy note to it. I think maybe I get some pecan in there, but it’s more like a piece of shell you accidentally ate than a pecan nut. The finish is bitter in a very mildly hoppy way. It’s OK, but just not as good as I expected it to be from the name.
BloodAngl (2) - - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
No pecan, but a nice toasty flavor. This is a good seasonal, but lacks the identifiable notes needed to fulfill its marketing.
DrinkinWell (323) - - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Pours coppery orange. Aromas of citrus, tangerine especially. Tastes a tad bit nutty (but not too much so), hints of caramel and spices. Hops aren’t at all noticeable in this sweet ale. An ok beer, at best. Abita’s fall seasonals just aren’t that great.